Manchester merger creates £10m tech specialist
King of Servers has rebranded to Evaris after acquiring Think4 IT Solutions to create a business with combined sales of £10 million.
Evaris will be based in Heywood, with an expanded office space to accommodate the combined workforce and to allow for further growth next year.
The company will work with businesses in the North West and nationally, offering managed IT support alongside solutions including cloud and managed services, disaster recovery, procurement, data centre infrastructure, networking, security and support through on-premises, cloud and hybrid services.
"The acquisition is a key strategic step to ensuring customers continue to benefit from the excellent knowledge and service already offered by King of Servers and the extensive skillset that Think4 has in the managed services market," said Evaris chief executive Mike Cohen.
"By making Evaris the provider of choice for their IT products and services, we can focus on helping businesses take full advantage of technology to deliver tangible business outcomes for their organisation."
The new company is also targeting the international VAR market with its "unique understanding" of IT hardware and managed services.
The business is also planning to host events in the region in the new year, helping to educate organisations in the growing complexities involved with technology in the workplace.
Cohen added: "We know that businesses of all kinds are becoming increasingly reliant on technology, yet that same technology could be their downfall if they fail to implement it correctly or lack the right training and security measures to keep data safe.
"We spotted a gap in the market for an expert VAR that can handle IT from start to finish and help businesses to use technology as a transformational tool as they grow, which is where Evaris comes in. I am incredibly excited to be launching this innovative new business in Greater Manchester, which is fast becoming a digital hub and is home to some of the country’s most skilled IT talent."